Tue 16-08-2022 10:13 AM
YEREVAN, 16th August, 2022 (WAM) — The death toll from the explosion at the Surmalu market in Yerevan has risen to 16 people, Sputnik news agency quoted the press secretary of the Armenian Ministry of Emergency Situations Hayk Kostanyan as saying on Tuesday.
“The rescue teams have recovered one more body from the debris. At the moment, the death toll has reached 16,” Kostanyan said on social media.
A fireworks store exploded at the market on Sunday, triggering the building’s collapse and a massive fire, which left a total of 62 people injured. A search and rescue operation continues to retrieve people from under the rubble.
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